Debbie currently serves at the Coordinator of Career Services for the Schools of Education, part of the Jim Joseph Education Foundation Initiative of HUC-JIR. She has worked at the College-Institute for the past 8 years and previously served in role of Coordinator of Induction and Retention and Coordinator of Alumni Engagement for the Schools of Education. Prior to that she worked for the Union for Reform Judaism and three different congregations within the Movement. She graduated from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education in 1993 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Jewish Studies from Washington University in 1990.
Debbie has been involved with the National Association of Temple Educators since before graduation and currently serves at the president. She lives in Dallas, TX with her family, Rabbi Andrew Paley and their two children, Molly and Sammy.